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Bingabuff2

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About Bingabuff2

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  • Location
    British Columbia
  • Interests
    Music, recording, composition, computers.
  • Occupation
    Student / Recording Technician

System

  • CPU
    Intel i5 3570K
  • Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77-V Le plus
  • RAM
    16GB corsiar vengeance DDR3
  • GPU
    Intergrated Graphics. :(
  • Case
    Bitfenix Ghost
  • Storage
    Crucial M500 SSD + Misc HDD
  • PSU
    Seasonic M12II
  • Display(s)
    BenQ Thing
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Evo 212
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Mx Brown
  • Mouse
    Corsair M60
  • Sound
    Fiio E10 + AKG 7XX / Superlux HD 668B
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1
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  1. Rig Name: Zeus CPU: i5 3570k @4.2GHz GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970 RAM: 16GB DDR3 @1600mhz (Corsair Vengeance) First Test Failed at 1.8 avg fidelity so I updated my video drivers. Especially as this config is returning ready (6+ avg fidelity) in similar or identical configs. Second Test Passed at 6.7 avg fidelity. In short: Keep your drivers up to date.
  2. We'll see. I just used a cheap elastic band I had lying around. Feels a little better already, I'll have to get some that is more substantial and try it out. I'll be able to say if it helps or not after I use them like this for a while. Thanks!
  3. Room treatment is often more expensive (by the point that it has any noticable effect) so you are better of getting a slightly better mic as your first audio upgrade in most cases, that being said, you are correct about starting with a cheaper mic (don't upgrade if you already have one). Try to see what you can do first before going all out on upgrades. Acctually start making something first, this will help you guage what even needs upgradeing first as well. Good Luck!
  4. In this case, the best thing you could probably do is go try them out in a shop or borrow a pair from someone else (if you know anyone with one of the aformentioned headphones.) I'm a pretty big advocate of try before you buy for audio gear so if you stuck I suggest you do that.
  5. Try this: Plug your headset into the green ringed 3.5mm input on the back of the motherboard, or into a front panel port Right click the speaker icon on the task bar (in Windows) and select "Playback Devices" Find your headphones, they may show up as "Headset" or under an audio chip name Ie: Realtek sound device Right click this and "Set as default" (You may need to reboot for this to take full effect.) If you can't find the option for your device, right click in the black space and select "show disabled devices" right click on your device (or one you think is the one you want) and select "enable" follow the earlier steps. Good luck! P.S. a similar process is used for the mic, but start by selecting "Recording Devices" instead of "Playback Devices" from the task bar. (The mic goes into the red port on the back)
  6. You wouldn't be able to so the agent. You might be able to try to bring a civil suit against the agency but it would likely be thrown out.
  7. If only you could replace the silly head wings with a full length band it would be glorious. After a couple years of use on my end, the pleather tabs have harded up and are sometimes uncomfortable.
  8. They help me too, I can make the generic with a few edits and use them as general troubleshooting docs if people have similar issues in the future. Take care!
  9. ... well now you know! Repeat ad nasium if problem reoccurs (half of tech support is having had the problem once before -.-) I probably should have specified that this applies to all connectors... odd that the video adapter caused the interference though.
  10. It sounds like your problem is more global then just Youtube then. Try turning down the overall output volume on your computer. It is likely that the same problem is occurring in games but the extra stimulus (and often volume) is more distracting. (You can test this tor, by sitting in a game menu or similar and letting the music play from that source) Somethings to test. To test if the problem is being cause by a weak connection between the jack and the port, try plugging the speakers into a second output on you computer (front panel if you have one). You can also try plugging in a different pair of headphones to the same port and seeing if they experience the same problem. If two different devices experience the same problem when plugged into the same output, but not when plugged into another then the issue is likely a lose connector on your computer. (But you said a DAC output had static as well, so this may not be the case) If one device works well, and the other is staticy it is probably a issue with the cable or connector on the speaker side. (But you have already indicated your phone is fine, so this is possibly not the case) To double check that it is not the position of your speaker cable, plug in your phone but leave the cable in the same spot as it runs from your computer, it may be that it is picking up RF interference, try running the cable a different way. If the above fails to fix this issue, try lowering the overall output level from your computer. You can also check that you are not attempting to play unsupported bitrates and codec through you sound system Try right clicking on the speaker icon and selecting "Playback Devices" Find your speakers on the ouput list Select "Properties" from the right click menu Go to the tab "Supported Formats" Follow the testing instruction, uncheck any that do not play back correctly. (odd pauses, crackling). Other note. Another post made by you indicates that you got a new mic recently. It may be feeding noise into your system, try unplugging it (and rebooting) to see it if is causing the noise) Try right clicking on the speaker icon and selecting "Recording Devices" Find your new mic on the input list Select "Properties" from the right click menu Go to the tab "Listen" Uncheck "Listen to this device" if it is checked. This may have been causing you to pick up the noise from your speakers and continually play it back into your output.
  11. The noise you are hearing could be coming from a number of sources. Some questions first: Is this issue new to this setup or have you experienced this in the past? Or, has the setup always had this problem. Which model of DAC do you have? Do you use a Windows or OSX computer? You have stated that you do not experience these same problems when plugging you phone into your speakers. This means that the issue likely lies somewhere between your browser and your DAC output. Based on what you said about trying different browsers and sound cloud I assume that this is an issue you experience with all audio from your PC. Is this correct? Try playing some music files directly off of your computer and seeing if they have the same issue. If playing local files does not recreate the same problem, it likely lies with the with your browser's audio output. If you are on windows locate the speaker icon on your task bar and left click it to see your active audio output. Select the "Mixer" option. Scroll across the mixer until you find your browser or Try lowering the output volume. I don't have much experience with Macs but If you have one I assume that the process is similar, though possibly in a different location. If playing local files does recreate the issue your problems may be related to the setup of you DAC or your computers output. Try unplugging the DAC and then reconnecting it to your computer, you may need to reboot (recommended anyway). If you DAC has a gain setting, set it to Low.
  12. Realistically you have 4 options. 1) Move the mic closer to your mouth Moving the microphone closer to your mouth will allow it to pick up the sound of your voice more consistently. Be careful though, with the microphone closer to your mouth it become easier to speak directly into the diaphragm: resulting in more pops/hisses. Remember to talk over the mic and not at it at all times. 2) Talk louder If you can't move the mic you can also talk louder to facilitate the pick up of your voice into the microphone. 3) Turn up the output volume This is usually done by adjusting the output volume of the channel if your mic if it is running into a mixer. (Virtual or physical) By Adjusting the volume you can increase the loudness of your voice without significantly affecting the noise level in the background. Increasing the volume does not change what the mic picks up, instead it amplifies the existing signal. 4) Turn up the microphone gain You can also adjust the gain on your microphone itself (or the input gain on a mixer). However, this will increase the amount of background noise in your recording. This is because gain is in essence the sensitivity of the microphone, so the higher the gain the more sensitive the mic pickup and thus the more of everything that it will pick up. (Including your voice, but also everything around you)
  13. Changing containers might change the file size depending on the compression algorithms that the two different codecs use. But it won't make the video look any better because it cannot recreate information that has already been removed/doesn't exist. The best that could happen is you end up with a video of the same quality. The worst is that the process of transitioning will degrade the quality. You also have to watch that both of the formats are being encoded at the same bitrate. If you convert if to a different container and don't maintain the source bitrate you will be guaranteed a lower quality render.
  14. I don't think you can choose Skype's sampling rate. (I just checked, I can't) I would recommend instead that you adjust your windows audio and DAC settings to be 16Bit @ 96KHz. More often then not I find that it is bit depth incompatibility not not sampling rate incompatibility that causes the sorts of issues that you have described. 16/44.1 or 16/48 are usually fine but if you want to be running at 96 skype may play nicer with 16/96 instead of 24/96.
  15. The way to go in a situation like this would be to have a rear projection system
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